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John GorkaCompany You Keep ... CD
Red House, 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Jan AkkermanTabernakel ... LP
Atco, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $5.99
Guitarist Jan Akkerman bridges many worlds here – deftly stepping between spare acoustic guitar modes and some much more dynamic electric ones – but all with a sense of care and vision that really makes the record come together! The set begins with a few themes from John Dowland, updated by Akkerman, but still played with an ancient sort of vibe – one that leads into some very cool fusion moments that mix centuries-old aesthetics with the modern – creating a sense of anachronism that really keeps things interesting. Gene Orloff handled some of the larger arrangements, but the focus is always on Akkerman's deft work on the guitar – and titles include "Britannia", "House Of The King", "Javeh", "Lammy", and "A Fantasy". (Jazz, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Johnny CashAmerican II – Unchained ... CD
American, 1996. Used ... $3.99
Johnny Cash's great second album for Rick Rubin and American Recordings – continuing his late career resurgence with album stands strongly against his finest LPs of any era! American II smartly carries on with the stark, haunting vibe of American Recordings – but rather than following the solo acoustic template of that one, Cash is backed by members of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, who smartly take it easy and let Cash's voice and spiritual authority carry the day. Again, Rubin's production masterstroke was to keep it raw and real, but having a smart, sympathetic group of musicians backing Johnny was a smart, progressive next step after the solo acoustic American Recordings. Includes another ingenious mix of covers and originals, including "Rowboat", "Rusty Cage", "Sea Of Heartbreak", "Memories Are Made Of This", "Mean Eyed Cat", "Kneeling Drunkard's Plea", "Unchained", 'I've Been Everywhere", "Meet Me In Heaven" and more. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD
(Out of print.)

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John Lennon & Yoko OnoTwo Virgins ... LP
Apple, 1968. Near Mint- ... $49.99
An amazing experimental set from the team of John Lennon & Yoko Ono – a record that might look hippy dippy on the cover, given its famous nude image of the pair – but which really unleashes a very experimental sound throughout – one that's more in keeping with Yoko's ties to the Fluxus movement than anything that John did before! In other words, if you dig the song "Revolution #9" on The White Album, you'll find a lot to love here – and all these many years later, the whole thing maybe is even better than before, away from the gooey love story behind it! LP, Vinyl record album
(Apple label pressing, in the brown outer sleeve, in great shape!)

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John Lennon & Yoko OnoUnfinished Music No 1 – Two Virgins ... CD
Apple/Ryko, 1968. Used ... $9.99
An amazing experimental set from the team of John Lennon & Yoko Ono – a record that might look hippy dippy on the cover, given its famous nude image of the pair – but which really unleashes a very experimental sound throughout – one that's more in keeping with Yoko's ties to the Fluxus movement than anything that John did before! In other words, if you dig the song "Revolution #9" on The White Album, you'll find a lot to love here – and all these many years later, the whole thing maybe is even better than before, away from the gooey love story behind it! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Unfinished Music No 1 – Two Virgins (includes download with bonus tracks) ... LP 13.99

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John Lennon & Yoko OnoUnfinished Music No 1 – Two Virgins (includes download with bonus tracks) ... LP
Apple/Secretly Canadian, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 23.98
An amazing experimental set from the team of John Lennon & Yoko Ono – a record that might look hippy dippy on the cover, given its famous nude image of the pair – but which really unleashes a very experimental sound throughout – one that's more in keeping with Yoko's ties to the Fluxus movement than anything that John did before! In other words, if you dig the song "Revolution #9" on The White Album, you'll find a lot to love here – and all these many years later, the whole thing maybe is even better than before, away from the gooey love story behind it! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)
Also available Unfinished Music No 1 – Two Virgins ... CD 9.99

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John MayallBack To The Roots ... LP
Polydor, 1971. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
John Mayall's definitely getting back to his roots here – and he's also getting help from an all-star cast as well! Mayall's vocals and piano are in fine form – almost with a rough-edged Blues Breakers sort of vibe, but sometimes a bit funkier too – in ways that strongly show the evolution of the older Brit blues groove into some hipper, more soul-drenched territory. Players on the record are a range of familiar names – including Eric Clapton on guitar, Johnny Amond on sax and flute, Harvey Mandel on guitar, Sugarcane Harris on violin, and Keef Hartley on some especially nice drums. Titles include "Prisons On The Road", "Groupie Girl", "My Children", "Home Again", "Blue Fox", "Boogie Albert", "Unanswered Questions", "Goodbye December", "Force Of Nature", and "Dream With Me". CD also features bonus tracks too – including "Accidental Suicide (1988 rmx)", "Force Of Nature (1988 rmx)", "Boogie Albert (1988 rmx)", "Television Eye (1988 rmx)", "Looking At Tomorrow (1988 rmx)", "Mr Censor Man (1988 rmx)", and "Home Again (1988 rmx)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Cover has a small cut corner.)

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✨✧ SmithsQueen Is Dead/I Keep Mine Hidden (7" picture disc) ... 7-inch
Rough Trade/Sire, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A record that not only features the amazing title track from the Smiths album of the same name – the wonderful "Queen Is Dead", which is as much a workout for the guitar of Johnny Marr as it is for the wailing vocals of Morrisey – but also includes the much more obscure "I Keep Mine Hidden". All pressed on a very cool pic disc 7" single! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited indie exclusive!)

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✨✧ VariousHangman's Blues – Prison Songs In Country Music 1956 to 1972 ... CD
Omni (Australia), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Country music is no stranger to the prison walls – not just because big stars like Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and David Allen Coe were all incarcerated at one time – but also because the theme of time in jail was a standard in the music, almost from the very start! This totally excellent set – put together by the same folks who gave us Hillbillies In Hell – skips the early years of country/prison songs, and picks up right during the early days of rock and roll – a time when hard living was harder than ever, and themes of incarceration were a well-established part of the country scene. Most of the numbers here are straight country tunes, but with a very dark edge – and they're mixed with some rawer rockers that really keep things interesting – as does the overall presentation of the music. Titles include a great version of the Harlan Howard-penned, Johnny Cash-popularized "The Wall", sung by Freddie Hart – plus "Jailer Jailer" by Jim Carter, "Crash Out" by Jaycee Hill, "Sixteen Hundred Miles" by Dee Mullins, "The Ballad of Carl Chessman" by Ronnie Hawkins, "Caryl Chessman" by Country Johnny Mathis, "The Chair" by Marty Robbins, "Run" by Stonewall Jackson", "Twelve Years On Death Row" by Hoyle Miller", "Ball & Chain" by Tommy Faile, "I Always Did Like Leavenworth" by George Kent, "The Eyes Of Death" by Danny Dill, "I Got Stripes" by Howard Crockett, "21 Miles To Lake Charles Prison" by Johnny Paycheck, and "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle by Porter Wagoner. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD

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✨✧ John Mayall's Blues BreakersCrusade ... LP
London, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
John Mayall's on a new crusade here – hitting lines that are almost more truly blusey than his previous albums – thanks to a new lineup in the Blues Breakers combo! Alongside Mayall's lead on vocals, organ, harmonica, and bottleneck guitar – the group also features Mick Taylor on guitar, John McVie on bass, Keep Hartley on drums, Chris Mercer on tenor, and Rip Kant on baritone sax – the latter two of whom help keep the set from being a straight Chicago electric blues copy. Titles include "I Can't Quit You Baby", "Streamline", "Snowy Wood", "Man Of Stone", "Stand Back Baby", and "My Time After A While". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Bottom left corner is stained.)

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✨✧ John CaleHelen Of Troy ... LP
Island, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of John Cale's greatest moments as a solo artist – a wonderfully dark record that also features lots of great guitar from Chris Spedding, plus electronics from Brian Eno too! There's a stark, flat tone to Cale's lyrics here – a quality that almost echoes some of Eno's albums from around the time, especially the first two – but which takes on some shapes and phrasing that are definitely in the spirit of John's larger body of work too. But man, there's some very spooky bits here – even where you wouldn't expect them – that sense of surprise that Cale could always bring to sweeter moments with the Velvet Underground, re-focused here wonderfully for his own needs. Titles include "Cable Hogue", "Engine", "Save Us", "My Maria", "I Keep A Close Watch", "Helen Of Troy", and "Sudden Death" – plus a cover of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Wax Cathedral pressing. Cover has a crease on one corner.)

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✨✧ John Mayall's Blues BreakersDiary Of A Band Vol 1 ... LP
London, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
A definite diary of this unique British combo of the 60s – and a set that's arguably one of the band's bluesiest to date! The set features live recordings from 1967 – most very long and stretched-out, with a feel that's arguably even more rootsy than any American blues of the time – an possibly even more so than some of Mayall's earlier records too! The looseness of the performances really unlocks some new sounds in the group – and given the experimentation and intensity of some of these tracks, it's easy to see why they were such an important force at the time. Mick Taylor serves up some great guitar solos – and other players include Dick Heckstall-Smith and Chris Mercer on saxes, plus Keef Hartley on drums. Titles include an unusual interview section, plus "Blood On The Night", "Edmonton Cooks Ferry Inn", "I Can't Quit You Baby", and "My Own Fault". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ John BerberianOud Artistry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Groovy Eastern sounds from John Berberian – a musician we know from more rockish projects, but who steps out here on a relatively traditional set of tunes! As you'd guess from the title, Berberian's instrument is the oud – that weird stringed instrument we probably know best from Ahmed Abdul-Malik's jazz experiments of the early 60s, used here by John in styles that are much more in keeping with its Middle Eastern roots. The rhythms draw from Turkish, Armenian, and Arabic inspiration – and other instruments on the record include finger cymbals, clarinet, bongos, guitar, and assorted percussion. Most number features vocals sung in a haunting sort of tone – and tunes include "Rast Taksim", "Yarus", "Sevasda", "Savgulum", "Sevan 5/4", and "Azziza". (Global Grooves, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mike GibbsMike Gibbs Directs The Only Chrome-Waterfall Orchestra (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Bronze/Belle Antique (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really wonderful step for UK jazzman Mike Gibbs – a musician who was part of the same big wave of late 60s creative talent that included Mike Westbrook and John Surman – but who really finds his own voice here on this album for the Bronze label! For years, there was a real dancing between UK avant jazz musicians, and some of the more jazz-oriented prog rockers – a mode heard especially on some of the Vertigo albums, such as work by Nucleus. But Gibbs sidesteps that moment beautifully, but really keeping things in a jazz perspective, but allowing in musicians who'd also drunk heavily of some of the electric brew – a core group here that includes Cahrlie Mariano on reeds, Philip Catherine on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, Bob Moses on drums, Jumma Santos on percussion, and Gibbs himself on keyboards. Mariano and Catherine have an especially great sound here – more focus than on some other records, thanks to Gibbs' great writing and arrangements – and there's also a larger group of like-minded musicians on deck, including Derek Watkins and Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, Chris Pyne on trombone, Henry Lowther on flugelhorn, Ray Warleigh on alto, Alan Skidmore on tenor, and Tony Cole on tenor and bass clarinet – almost enough talent to make for one of those famous Lansdowne Studios sessions. The tunes are awash in color – some of Mike's best writing ever – and include "Tunnel Of Love", "Antique", "Undergrowth", and "Blackgang". (Jazz, Rock) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)
Also available Mike Gibbs Directs The Only Chrome-Waterfall Orchestra ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ John HallAction ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great early solo effort from John Hall – an artist with roots in the New York folk scene, and later fame as a member of Orleans – but very much his own person on this early 70s set! The group on the record features some harmonica from John Sebastian – and in a way, the album's a bit like some of his own records after leaving Lovin Spoonful – material that's maybe more personal and down to earth, but put together with a very strong sound overall. Harvey Brooks produced, with a nicely no-nonsense approach – and instrumentation shifts between acoustic and electric currents, to fit the mood of Hall's well-written songs. Titles include "Park Lane Blues", "Scuffle", "Nu Toone", "Look In My Eyes", "Milwaukee", and "Going To The Valley". CD

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SuicideSuicide ... CD
Red Star/Mute, 1976. New Copy ... On July 28, 2017
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken-down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a key bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles that were coming out of New York in the late 70s – and one that was in a space that was completely their own – and still is, after all the decades since the release of this record! With this one landmark album, the band completely dismantled the cold German prog synth of groups like Kraftwerk, La Dusseldorf, and Tangerine Dream – and created a wild sound of spare anguish that brought a whole new dimension to punk rock. The album has got to be one of the top 50 "must have" rock records of all time – and titles include the cuts "Ghost Rider", "Rocket USA", "Johnny", "Frankie Teardrop", "Che", and "Cheree" – plus the unreleased track "Keep Your Dreams", and a remix of "Cheree". CD
Also available Suicide ... LP 19.99

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VariousLovin' Honey ... CD
Pan American, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
26 tracks from Carl Smith, Jack Scott, Johnny Fuller, Buck Griffin, Earl Bostic, Sonny Hines, Davy Douglas, Lloyd Price, Sonny James, Jeff Allen, Roy Moss, and Skeets McDonald. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousWarner Soft Rock Nuggets Vol 3 – Birthday Morning ... CD
Warner (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
There's nothing "soft" about the nuggets in this great little collection – as all the tracks here are the cream of the crop of the late 60s pop scene in the US – not super-huge hits, but instead some overlooked gems that definitely warrant the "nuggets" in the title! Most of the work here is from the Warner/Atlantic catalog – but there's also some nice bits from other labels too – and the collection focuses on the warm, breezy, completely sublime sounds that have come to be known as Sunshine Pop over the years – music that's well-produced, but very personal too – and which often has a quality that's a bit deeper than the usual oldies radio material from the time. As usual with most Japanese collections we love so much, the track selection is ultra-hip, and also includes some rare 45-only titles – with two dozen tracks in all, a good number of which we might not have heard otherwise. Titles on this third volume include "Morning Girl" by Neon Philharmonic, "Finders Keepers" by Salt Water Taffy, "If You Don't Want My Love" by Robert John, "All This" by Anita Kerr Singers, "Take My Hand" by Lee Mallory, "Sit Down I Think I Love You" by Mojo Men, "There Is Nothing More To Say" by The Millennium, "Small Talk" by Harpers Bizarre, "It's Sunday" by Sunshine Company, "Someday Man" by Paul Williams, "Hurting Each Other" by Ruby & The Romantics, "I Keep It Hid" by The Vogues, "Lady Love" by Dino Desi & Billy, "Mad" by Harpers Bizarre, "Ain't Gonna Lie" by Keith, "Birthday Morning" by The Association, and "When The Summer Is Through" by The Happenings. CD

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✨✧ Jan AkkermanTabernakel/Eli ... CD
Atco/BGO (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Compelling work from this European guitar talent – two albums on a single CD! On Tabernakel, guitarist Jan Akkerman bridges many worlds – deftly stepping between spare acoustic guitar modes and some much more dynamic electric ones – but all with a sense of care and vision that really makes the record come together! The set begins with a few themes from John Dowland, updated by Akkerman, but still played with an ancient sort of vibe – one that leads into some very cool fusion moments that mix centuries-old aesthetics with the modern – creating a sense of anachronism that really keeps things interesting. Gene Orloff handled some of the larger arrangements, but the focus is always on Akkerman's deft work on the guitar – and titles include "Britannia", "House Of The King", "Javeh", "Lammy", and "A Fantasy". Eli is a real standout! Jan Akkerman did plenty of unusual projects in the 70s, and this album may well be the best of them – an outing with vocalist Kaz Lux, whose unique phrasing really helps give the music a lot of focus! Akkerman's still hanging nicely between rock, funk, and jazz – but the use of vocals means that some of his guitar lines are a bit more spacious in ways that we really love, especially when they mix in these cool cosmic passages with the MPS-like keyboards of Jasper Van't Hof. The album's hardly a straight fusion album, but it's also not really a rock one either – more like a fusion set with vocals in all the right places – on titles that include "Guardian Angel", "Tranquilizer", "Can't Fake A Good Time", "Naked Actress", "Wings Of Strings", and "Strindberg". (Jazz, Rock) CD

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✨✧ Flesh EatersMinute To Pray, A Second to Die ... CD
Slash/Superior Viaduct, 1981. Used ... $6.99
Wicked early 80s punk from The Flesh Eaters – with some fun nods to trash culture and B-movies the cover art, song titles and lyrical imagery – but it's also some of most slyly ambitious sounds from the west coast punk scene of the time! It's clear from the first track they're going for something more instrumentally adventurous than others at the time, with sax and off kilter hand percussion all over it – but Chris D's vision and caterwauling presense as front man keeps it nice and raucous. X's John Doe and DJ Bonebrake Flesh Eaters at the time, along with sax player Steve Berlin, later to play with Los Lobos – and even roots rock hero Dave Alvin – that's hell of a punk band, right?! Titles include "Digging My Grave", "Satan's Stomp", "So Long", "Cryan De Berger's Back", "Divine Horseman", "See You In The Boneyard" and more. CD
 
 
 



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